How To Repel Ants & Other Insects In The Garden

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This article will show you how to repel ants in the garden.
by Sunny Randazzo · Zone 6B · -5° to 0° F to Zone 11 · Above 40° F · Organic Gardening · 2 Comments · March 24, 2011 · 6,916 views

Repelling Ants and Other Insects With Vinegar

Vinegar is exceptionally useful in the garden for deterring insects. It is difficult to find a better, more environmentally safe substance.


Keep ants away from plants in your garden by making a circle around them with vinegar. Just dribble a generous stream around each plant. This will act as a barrier to wandering ants.

CAUTION: - Do not put vinegar around peony plants that are budded. Peonies need ants to remove a sticky substance from the bud so the bud will open to a flower.


Place small dishes of vinegar with sprigs of lavender in it around outdoor living areas to repel flies.

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Jennifer Savins

Jennifer Savins · Gardenality Stem · Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
great news the ants have been driving me crazy

12 years ago ·
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Darlene Townsend

Darlene Townsend · Gardenality Seedling · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I am going to buy a gallon of vinegar and start putting it everywhere! I can't stand the ants!

11 years ago ·
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